CCP Podcast 036: Head of Bed Elevation and Reflux.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTweet Lynn Schallom is a research scientist at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She published a paper ‘Head of Bed Elevation and Early Outcomes of Gastric Reflux, Aspiration, and Pressure Ulcers’ in the American Journal of Critical Care in January 2015. Head of Bed […]

Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation update

Tweet Nearly 800,000 patients require mechanical ventilation yearly. There’s no doubt it is a life-saving intervention, but it is one that is fraught with the potential for iatrogenesis, especially if continued for longer than necessary. That is the main message of this review in the NEJM by John F. McConville and John P. Kress (father of the sedation holiday) from the University of […]

Ultrasound in the septic patient – lets RUSH in!

Tweet The RUSH Protocol was first introduced in 2006 by Weingart SD et al, and later published in 2009. It was designed to be a rapid and easy to perform US protocol (link here

Ventilator-Associated Complications on Length of Stay and Antibiotic Use in Patients in Intensive Care Units

Tweet Surveillance for VAP is subjective and labor intensive. VAC is an objective measure which can be readily obtained from electronic records. It is associated with adverse outcomes and increased broad-spectrum antibiotic usage. VAC may be a useful surveillance tool. The utility of VAC prevention bundles merits assessment….link here

Advanced life support and mechanical ventilation

Tweet Is there a need for active ventilation during ALS? Could we go passive? Some discussion….here

High-Frequency Oscillation in Early Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Tweet In conclusion, in adults with moderate-to-severe ARDS, the early application of HFOV targeting lung recruitment — as compared with a ventilation strategy that uses low tidal volume and high PEEP and that permits HFOV only in cases of refractory hypoxemia — does not reduce mortality and may be harmful…link here